KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 (Bernama) -- Police have busted a major Eramin 5 drug
processing syndicate with the arrest of 25 suspects, including Taiwanese and
Nepalese after carrying out 15 raids in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Klang on
Bukit Aman Narcotics Department Director Datuk Noor Rashid Ibrahim said
police also seized 282.62 kg of powdered drugs believed to be used for
processing Eramin 5 pills and 88,000 Eramin 5 pills from a drug processing lab
in Klang, worth RM43 million.
Noor Rashid said 12 luxury cars, including Mercedes Benz and BMWs plus
RM82,305 was also seized.
He said 10 suspects were detained in Penang, six in Klang and the rest in
Kuala Lumpur, including three Nepalese, three Taiwanese and two local women aged
between 24 and 60.
Initial investigations revealed that the syndicate marketed the drugs in the
country and several Asean countries because the syndicate was using two labs,
one in Penang and another in Klang.
Noor Rashid said police records showed that six of the arrested suspects had
previous criminal records for various offences, including distribution of drugs
in a small scale.
"The Operation was a joint effort with the Drug Enforcement Division
(DED) and Ministry Of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) Republic of Taiwan,"
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